December 31, 2014 Subject:
Same post.. Listen folks sounds great
I think the review 2 below mine is commenting on the sound like we should be doing. I do same thing many others do and comment on my time at the show itself. AS far as better new years shows are many better then this but if it only one someone went to maybe its the best of best for that reason alone. Love this
To me this sounds as good as any other the folks who taped these shows wee one of the very best to capture the sound boards from the band itself. I have read that they had an in with Healy? or Bobby. Either way its why almost everyone of the recordings they put up here are top notch TOP TOP notch.
Happy New Year Everyone.... And big thanks for posting these memories. Giving 5 stars to balance out the rating.
June 10, 2009 Subject:
The next to the worst...
With all due respect y'all don't know what your talking about this is definitely one the of the worst New Year's show ever! Perhaps the only one worse than this is that one where they did "Not Fade Away" twice, (which might be the next year I can't remember, these where all so bad)? (Well I partially take this back since some of the tunes are pretty well performed like "When Push Comes to Shove", "Desolation Row" and a few others like "Gimme Some Lovin'" "Midnight Hour" but I still maintain this ain't nothing compared to years before as stated below)!
How do I know? Well, I went to nearly every New Year's show after the closing of Winterland, I think I only missed two or three of them, which went that good either but maybe even better than this! If you want to hear a good one I kindly but strongly urge you to check out 81'-82' which in my humble opinion was the best ever, even better than the closing of Winterland, although I know I'll get some argument about that or some of the earlier shows! Why, besides them playing Dark Star which yes they also did at the the closing of Winterland but a lot of other great stuff which gusto and for 4 hours and 10 minutes not including the breaks (plural)!
In general, they are either roughly about as good as the previous one, from the last few Winterland ones on through the first few at Oakland Aud, (later known as Kaiser) to gradually getting better up to my favorite and then gradually getting worse from then on with a few minor exceptions!
May 23, 2009 Subject:
best time ever at the Kaiser
Best playing (for the era) most fun all around. Band was in great spirits and clearly having a lot of fun. Really hard ticket. Check out Phil booming into gimme some lovin to start the 3rd set! Good quality board here.